DARK news 2009
Welcome to Li Xue!
31 December 2009
Welcome to DARK's new PhD student, Li Xue, who will be working with Sune Toft. Li Xue completed her undergraduate studies and master's degree at University of Technology in China, and she will now be spending the next three...
Welcome to Stefan Geier!
15 December 2009
Welcome to Stefan Geier, PhD student working on massive quiescent compact galaxies, with Sune Toft. He recently completed his master's at the European Southern Obervatory headquarters in Garching. Welcome to Copenhagen, Stefan...
Congratulations to Michal Michalowski!
7 December 2009
Welcome to Corinne Toulouse-Aastrup!!
26 November 2009
DARK's new administrative assistant, Corinne Toulouse-Aastrup, started
working at DARK the 16th November! Corinne is French and has worked in
Germany and France in PR and marketing, international trade and as ...
Master thesis defense by Mike Alexandersen
24 November 2009
Congratulations to Mike Alexandersen, who defended his Master's thesis successfully Wednesday 25 November 2009! After his 1 year of studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Mike successfully defended his Master's ...
Master thesis defense by Rosina Hein
24 November 2009
Congratulations to Rosina Hein, who defended her Master's thesis successfully Wednesday 25 November 2009! After her 1 year of studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Rosina successfully defended her Master's thesis...
GRB 090423 featured as HEASARC Picture of the Week
5 November 2009
The X-ray satellite XMM-Newton detected the afterglow of the gamma-ray burst 090423. At z ≈ 8.2 it is the most distant known object in the Universe. This image is produced by DARK researcher Darach Watson...
Visit and talk by Gabriel Brammer
4 November 2009
Gabriel Brammer is visiting DARK from 4 - 6 November. He is here to collaborate with Sune Toft and to give a talk Thursday 5 November at 14:00 in the DARK lounge. Gabriel is currently a PhD student at Yale University...
PhD thesis defense by Signe Riemer-Sørensen
30 October 2009
Galaxy size matters
29 October 2009
DARK researcher Sune Toft and his colleagues have published a survey of distant galaxies which has caught the attention of the journal Nature. The survey shows that more loosely packed ones tend to form more...
Cosmic explosion in the early Universe
29 October 2009
Space travel to distant galaxies
26 October 2009
Is it possible to travel with a spaceship to a distant galaxy, located millions of light years out in the universe, and then travel back to the Earth again?
Yes, theoretically, says the Australian astrophysicist, Berian James, who has just joined ...
PhD thesis defense by Ole Høst
17 October 2009
Congratulations to Ole Høst, who defended his PhD thesis successfully Friday 16 October 2009. After his three year PhD studies at Dark Cosmology Centre Ole Høst successfully defended his PhD thesis ...
5 October 2009
Several postdoctoral positions are now available with a starting date in 2010. DARK fellows will pursue their own independent research programs with selection preference given to those working in areas of interest to the Centre...
PhD thesis defense by Taia Kronborg
21 September 2009
Taia Kronborg defended her PhD thesis successfully 11th September. After her PhD studies at Dark Cosmology Centre and University of Paris Taia Kronborg successfully defended her PhD thesis 11th September...
Welcome to Marianne Vestergaard!
8 September 2009
Marianne Vestergaard starts as a faculty member of Dark Cosmology Centre on Friday 11 September 2009. Marianne is the winner of a FREJA fellowship, and her main research interests are masses of central black holes ...
Welcome to Berian James - our new Brahe Fellow
31 August 2009
Berian James has arrived at DARK Monday 31 August 2009. He will hold a Sophie and Tycho Brahe Fellowship jointly between the Dark Cosmology Centre and UC Berkeley. Berian James has recently finished...
Visit by Michael Andersen
31 August 2009
Michael Andersen is visiting DARK from 31 August - 09 September 2009. Michael visits DARK to collaborate with Johan Fynbo and to discuss the future of Greenland activities.
Tamara Davis receives prize for her hunt for dark energy
31 August 2009
Astrophysicist Tamara Davis received the L’Oréal Australia prize for “Women in Science” for her groundbreaking research on the Universe’s dark energy. “Now we know that stars, planets, galaxies and all that...
Welcome to Andrew Zirm
21 August 2009
Andrew Zirm starts working as postdoc at Dark Cosmology Centre from Friday 21 August 2009. Andrew received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University, and since then has been a postdoc at Leiden University and an associate research ....
10 August 2009
Workshop on Cosmic Dust
30 June 2009
From Monday 29 June 2009 - Friday 03 July 2009 there is a workshop on Cosmic Dust at the Niels Bohr International Academy organized by DARK. The title of the workshop is "Current Problems in Extragalactic Dust " and ...
Vildt følsomt instrument klar til at observere universet
26 May 2009
X-shooter hedder det nye instrument, der nu er blevet installeret på de europæiske kæmpe-teleskoper, VLT i Chile. Danske forskere fra Niels Bohr Institutet har udviklet og bygget en stor del af instrumentet, der overgår alle hidtidige...
Anja C. Andersen honoured for sublime communication
12 May 2009
The Svend Bergsøe Foundation has awarded this year's Mediation Award to astrophysicist Anja C. Andersen for her unparalleled dissemination of knowledge about the universe to children, young people and the general public...
Dong Xu's PhD defense
7 May 2009
Welcome to Michelle Cumming Løkkegaard - DARK's new centre coordinator!
7 May 2009
DARK's new centre coordinator, Michelle Cumming Løkkegaard, started at DARK on 1st April. Michelle is from the US and her background includes 15 years of university administration managing internationalization projects and international...
Mathildepris til Anja Andersen-stjerner
30 April 2009
To gange Anja Andersen: håndboldspilleren og astrofysikeren – begge store stjerner indenfor deres felt – sportens verden og videnskabens verden, får årets Mathildepris af Dansk Kvindesamfund. Mathildeprisen er opkaldt efter...
Spectacular new record set for the Universe’s most distant stellar explosion
28 April 2009
A gamma-ray burst, more distant than the farthest known galaxy, has been discovered by a team with researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. The gamma-ray burst is light from a star that...
Article by Justyn R. Maund
23 March 2009
Where do supernovae come from? Astronomers have long believed they were exploding stars, but by analysing a series of images, researchers from the Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen...
Article with Tamara Davis
1 January 2009
“Intelligence is of secondary importance in research”
- Can you play world-class sport, and also be part of a team that tries to understand the nature of our Universe? - Yes – just ask Tamara Davis...